Rumour has it that the individuals behind the Call of Duty franchise are working on a free battle Royal game that’s set for release in early 2020.
The Battle Royale game play mode, encouraged by a Japanese movie of the similar name – and not the more recent Hunger Games franchise – and popularized by the likes of Fortnite and PUBG, is a game mode that the Call of Duty franchise has yet to break. In this mode, up to 100 players are forsaken in a pitch and required to scavenge for resources and weapons in a shrinking arena. The last player to survive always wins.
We saw the first iteration of the mode in Black Ops IIII. Called Blackout, the form never fixed on, and especially in places like India, it’s been almost impossible to get civilized servers to play on. Coupled with a fairly luxurious entry barrier, a price of $60 (Rs 4,000) meant that the game never had a chance when compared to the likes of free titles like Fortnite and Apex Legends.
The rumour about the free battle royale mode comes from the Twitter user @Long Sensation YT, who has a track record of producing accurate CoD leaks.
The latest entrant to the Call of Duty franchise, a reboot of the seminal Modern Warfare game that first exposed in 2007, is slated for a 25 October 2019 release.
From what we know of the game, we’ll see the return of critical font like Captain Price but the story will be set in a world where the events of the original Modern Warfare trilogy didn’t take place.
Fascinatingly, Activision, the game’s publishers, recently teased a 50 vs. 50 multiplayer modes, a first for the franchise. Now, this mode might not make it to the full game in its current form, but reports suggest that a 32 vs 32 player mode should make it into the game at launch.
Whatsoever the case, this new era of Call of Duty is certainly looking fascinating and, dare we say it, the franchise is looking exhilarating once more.
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